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Avril Lavigne Won’t Follow the Pack on New Album

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne didn't want to sound like "everybody else" on her new album.

The "Sk8er Boi" rock chick feels the music industry has changed since she first broke out in 2002 and she was determined not to fall into the same trends as other artists on her upcoming fifth studio album. "The state of music now is very track-oriented -- modern dance. Sometimes with that type of music you have to be quite careful because it doesn't last long and I always try to have my songs mean something. You have to be careful with changing too much because people fall in love with you and they want you to stay that way. If you do exactly what the sound was at the time, then you sound like everybody else. People who follow the trend and rip all of the other sounds off, they start sounding the same," she explained.

However, fans shouldn't expect the angst-filled lyrics Avril, 28, was once known for on the new record. The "Girlfriend" singer says she is in a different place in her life since becoming engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, and her love life has informed the lyrical content of the untitled album. "Lyrically, I talk more about other stuff these days instead of boy-bashing and break-up songs. Typically, in the past, my natural go-to in songs was boys and love," she added.

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